Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund helps the single parents of Arkansas to raise their families out of poverty and create a better life through professional employment. Since we began in 1990, we have awarded over 46,000 scholarships totaling nearly $28 million. A follow-up study of our 2017 scholarship recipients revealed than an incredible 87% either stayed in school or graduated with a college degree or professional certificate. Of those who completed their programs, 65% were employed full-time within 3-6 months of graduating. And 90% of our working graduates earn above-poverty wages.
With results like this, it's easy to see why investing in Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund matters. Together, we not only improve the lives of single parents today, but the lives of their children and the generations to come.